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barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you, john ulman, i say congratulation and godspeed -- and to you, gentlemen, i say congratulations and godspeed. [applause] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in his inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander, to the podium to present the official for gr photographs. >> thanks, chuck. mr. president and michelle, mr. vice president and jill, president and mrs. clinton, chief justice, when president was not here today -- we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and barbara -- he said, "barbara, what i speak about?" she said, "about five minutes, george." [laughter] i will speak one minute. it will be a time when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened, and that those great-grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. [laughter] and these pictures are for you, and we wish you the best as you work for that common good mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and as you so eloquently talked about in your description of the american character tod
in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really excited for the stars and their singing. take a look. who are you so excited to see perform? >> katy perry. >> reporter: katy perry? >> and my favorite song is "i want to work." >> reporter: can you sing a little of it for me? >> sure. ♪ i'm wide awake ♪ i picked up every piece ♪ that's okay it's because a story now ♪ >> reporter: we were hearing the next, you know, katy perry's out here on the sidewalk, don lemon. they're thrilled to see the stars
families to the high- profile. homeland security secretary janet napolitano. vice president joe biden made a surprise visit. >> hey, how you doing? >> reporter: they all came not losing sight of why they came. army cadet casey gearry is hoping to brighten another soldier's day. >> i hope this letter finds you and your unit well and you smile at least as much as i did in writing it in thinking of you. >> reporter: a letter the likes of which she may one day receive herself. >> i'm glad to be able to come here as a cadet and give back to those who are already filling the shoes that i hope to one day fill myself. >> reporter: in southeast at the d.c. armory, surae chinn, wusa9. >> lot of big stars are in town for the inaugural and some of the parties are getting underway this very evening. our ken molestina is outside the generation now party in northwest where john legend, common and t. payne are among the artists set to appear. >> reporter: you're right. washington, d.c. right now looking more like hollywood here with all the celebrities expected to come through town for the next couple of
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:14, 18 degrees. >> coming up on this thursday, how joe biden is >> welcome back. some information as far as closures and delays. federal agencies are open today, but there is the option for unscheduled telework and unscheduled leave. closings in maryland. charles county and st. mary's county public schools are closed. delays, two hours in montgomery, a restored is, howard, and frederick counties. greg stafford, fauquier, orange county schools are closed. loudoun county and arlington county public schools on a two hour delay. in other news, a new warning from north korea. it says it is prepared to conduct a nuclear test and carry out more long-range rocket launches. it is threatening to wage a full-fledged confrontation against the u.s. for what it calls continued hostility. this follows tuesday's condemnation of north korea by the u.n. security council for launching rocket in december. >> we should learn more today about a battery fired back led to the world wide grounding of the boeing 787 airplanes. the national transportation safety board will provide an update on the investigation in
for the daily beast. she wrote an article, joe biden the listener. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> good to be here. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me go to you first. what about this relationship works so well? >> very early on it was established that makes a great compliment for obama. but also persona. he's kind of warmer and more emotional than the president who's seen as cool and cerebral. highway has a lot of inside the beltway experience especially when it comes to dealing with capitol hill which president obama does not like to go up there a lot. and he plays a mean kind of inside game with careful negotiations whether it's the fiscal cliff or dealing with iraq or any number of diplomatic issues like dealing with the incoming chinese president. he's called on to handle these assignments. and it's worked out pretty well for the obama administration in a lot of different areas. >> now, jamal, a good manager knows how to deal with his team. and you know the president's team well. he goes to different people to do different things. what is the key to joe biden's role and h
violence in america. it begins in virginia. >> senator tim kaine will join vice president joe biden and administration officials for the first event which will take place in richmond tomorrow. president obama will corrode as well. he's pushing his plan for universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high capacity and magazines. looking for ways to reduce gun violence. >> congress couldn't soon look at a bill to enact part of president obama's gun control plan. dianne feinstein plans to issue legislation today to enact a new ban on assault weapons. it will also ban high capacity ammunition magazines and would strengthen background checks for aspiring gun owners. >> looking at the first television interview with manti te'o over the hoax involving an online girlfriend who it turns out never existed. >> he told katie couric that he had no part in the hoax and it did not know that he had been duped until early last month. put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12. >> she also interviewed his parents, who said their son is not a lia
:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked question was wisconsin's ron johnson, and now he is speaking about his role in the hearing. >> i was trying to be respectful and was surprised about the reaction. the fact of the matter is, this administration has not been straightforward with the american public. again, i am getting pressure from my constituents to find out the truth. >> the congressional hearings are some of clinton paused last public appea
-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site. >> it shows the love and passion we have for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the president says he knows that he is told now that bending down to paint kind of hurts. >> the president said he is ready for the inauguration. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. >> the city has been turned into a fortress, but the capital and security locked down. while there will not be as many people to look after roughly 800,000 people are expected. >> some 300 national guards members from virginia were sworn in today and will be on duty as soon as monday. 600 members of the virginia
. coming up on "news4 today," how vice president joe biden is using the web site google today to make a push for tighter gun control. >>> the legal trouble mounting for lance armstrong since he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. >>> we're tracking winter weather this morning. we'll have snow across the region. tom kierein is back with your weather and traffic. >>> somebody forgot to shut off the water. check out this fountain in bryant park in new york city. you see it is slowly turning into a statue with water quickly freezing. temperature in the city have hit the single digits at night. and with the wind picking up, windchills tonight are expected to be below zero in most areas. >> an awfully bitter, cold night in so many places in the east coast last night. 11 minutes after the hour here. we're looking at -- it's warmer than it was this time yesterday. in some places at least. but that didn't make a huge difference. looking over the capital, there is still a little snow falling for some folks. and i know in my case the road in my neighborhood wasn't so great. >> mine e
president joe biden. it was yesterday, a sunday, a day we traditionally do not hold inauguration ceremonies. all the pomp and celebration were saved for today. our friend lawrence o'donnell is at the west front triangle outside the capitol. lawrence, what's the feeling there this morning? what is it like out there? >> reporter: the good news the feeling is warmer than anyone thought it was going to be. everybody was really worried around here in the last couple days just how cold it would be. it's livable in the 40s. and, rachel, they opened up the security system here at 7:00 a.m. people have been streaming in here since 7:00 a.m. they are not all through security yet. they will still be at least another hour of that. 250,000 of the president's closest friends have gotten tickets to this. not all of them get seats. some of them, some of the tickets are just standing tickets, and what you see behind me going down the mall are the people who are just here because they want to be here and they don't need a ticket. and they are in the free space, which may in many ways be the most fun place to
face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to run a meeting. he runs through them. that's how you run a meeting. he know he how to do that. >> recently the president at a press conference had to say i'm a friendly guy, i'm a people guy, but joe biden really is that. >> joe biden is. and joe biden's excesses of being a people person and gregarious and enormously approachable, have been very important to this administration and to what david poi
president joe biden. we're all part of this. they were shouting we're in this together and we're going to act together and we're going to try to open dialogue with those who would be our enemies abroad. we're not looking for another war this time and under this president we're looking for a way to avoid one. because these wars as we've all learned the hard way are a lot easier to start than to finish. let's start with this astounding presidential embrace of the ongoing american revolution from lexington and concord to seneca falls, selma, and stonewall. sam stein covers politics for "the huffington post," and stephanie schriock is president of emily's list. let's start with the message of inclusion and community in the president's address yesterday. many have noticed his preference for three iconic places with historic significance in the fight for american rights. let me run through them. first, seneca falls, new york, where in 1848 elizabeth cady stanton and others led a historic convention dedicated to women's rights which later led to a women's right to vote, of course. selma, alab
joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to ge
this school year. >>> vice president joe biden led the white house on gun violence, now he's taking the show on the road. mr. biden is setting out on a campaign. his first off will be gun friendly virginia with a visit to richmond this friday. joining him with be senator tim kaine. >>> the american military is about to undergo one of the biggest changes in the history. it is lifting the ban that keeps women from serving in combat. gary nurenberg is here with reaction from a woman whose career in the navy was limited because of the ban and with the gaithersburg woman who sued to overturn it. gary. >> reporter: well, anita, the word comes only two days after an inaugural address that spayed special attention -- paid special attention to the founding father and the ideal of equality. >> i had to step outside of class and do a little happy class and go right back into training. >> reporter: army reserve staff jennifer hunt is 1 of four women who sued the military claiming its ban on women in combat is unconstitutional. >> we need the most qualified people in the military to do the job. and be it
allegation because we were all moved by ms. knowles' performance, none more so than joe biden. rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air [ laughter ] that man either loves this country very much, or chuck schumer just ripped one. [ laughter ] the american people were led to believe she had delivered the most stirring rendition of our national anthem since francis scott key first sang it at america's original super bowl, a cage fight between a bear and a chinaman. [ laughter ] okay. let's break it down. let's break this down. now here's the timeline. late monday, sources in the marine corps band, who allegedly accompanied beyonce, leaked the information that "beyonceÉ decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather than risk singing it live on the capitol." because evidently, this time, it was the jelly that was not ready. [ laughter ] then, after pressure from we don't know where, the marine corps band suddenly releases this statement saying "regarding ms. knowles-carter's vocal performance, no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether it
. -- a semi automatic weapon. >> vice president joe biden will join michael nutter today at 12:30 eastern here on c-span. at 6:30 p.m., tablas smileys posted for on -- - tavis smiley posts a forum on poverty. we will bring it to you live here on c-span. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had. he talked about it for years -- the american dream and it becomes his dream and he had been in detroit just a few months before and he had talked about "i have a dream that america will someday realize these principles in the declaration of independence." i think he was just inspired by that moment. >> sunday, the journey of clayborne carson. it is part of three days of book-tv this weekend, monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration. >> president obama officials launched his effort to reduce gun violence wednesday calling for action in congress and signing 23 executive orders to deal with the issue. speaking before an audience that included the families of those killed last month newtown connecticut shooting, the president specifically called for an assault weapons ban, a better
, alabama. >>> vice president joe biden kicked off the day by putting in volunteer hours. the vp and his wife kept up with their tradition by serving others in the area. the second family was all smiles, working for military members overseas. >>> ben's chili bowl got in on the national day of service today, with a book drive. they invited people to come in for brunch or dinner and tolls bring a new or slightly used children's book. the books will go to two groups. the reading connection and hope in a home, both serving underprivileged families in the district. >> that's a good thing. glad to see a lot of people out there enjoying the day. and the weather wasn't bad at all. i thought it would be really cold, but surprise! >> didn't have quite as much wind as anticipated, so it was really pleasant. that trend's going to continue. but it's going to be short- lived. >> enjoy it while we can! >> that's what happens with mother nature. here's a look at what is going on outside right now. not a lot of clouds. beautiful shot of our national monument. not a lot of clouds right now. we'll see part
president joe biden will be sworn in from the naval observatory, the official residence of the vice president. the inaugural committee released a web video as the president reflected on what is next for him and his administration. [video clip] >> i started public servants working in communities. throughout my career, what has always given me energy, hope is that good and decent and resilience and strong the american people are. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. i believe that when our people are succeeding, when they have the tools they need to get a grade education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that there is nothing that can stop america. two figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be in
states, joe biden. dr. jill biden, his wife, will be with him. and i would imagine -- i would assume their three children heading to this service as well. and we'll see them shortly. >> should mention the reverend, who is delivering the service this morning at st. john's church has a big day ahead of him. he will also do the invocation later today for this ceremony. we're joined in the studio here with doris kearns goodwin, david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" and tom brokaw, who needs no introduction. this is load with pomp and circumstance. what's the importance for the nation to see these events unfold every four years? >> we don't have a king and queen in this country. this is almost like our secular religious day where we invest this person with these extraordinary powers. the great thing still about our country, you are a private citizen one day, become the president next day, you are finished, you go back and are a private citizen. you don't have all that stuff that you had around you. that's an extraordinary resilience for a democratic system. >> as we prepare to see
, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in helping the military families coming back. >> also an educator. vice president biden, sworn in yesterday, as well. 8:15 yesterday morning at the naval observatory. sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayer. we go back to the capitol right now. guests continue to file into the steps. >> can we do a split screen? i'm going to ask our director if we can do that. i want to see the crowd four years ago, as the president looked out. and i want to see the crowd today and compare them. it looks as if it stretched the entire 2.2 miles. >> there's 2009. >> pretty big. >> it does look pretty packed. of course, it will be a smaller crowd than four years ago. that was a moment in history that cannot be replicated. the flag is waving on the mall, as president obama prepares to come down to the capitol. >> let's talk a little about the president's speech because we do know he has been working on it since december. as they emerge. the fi
's vase white house etched on it while the vice-president's has the u.s. capitol on it. joe biden told senator schumer, you cannot get rid of me, ma. remember, i'm still part of the .enate' and another picture from the inaugural parade, here's the time line. members of the sanitation crew that would clean up after the parade. staying until 6:25 to see the very end, including the sanitation way making their way through the parade. another tradition after the inauguration is the press service. we will be covering that here today on c-span. around 9:45 a.m. eastern time. c-span3, excuse me, the national press service. our coverage begins around 9:45 a.m. eastern time. back to your thoughts on the second inauguration of president obama. detroit, michigan, on our republican line. rob is up next. caller: good morning. people don't understand detroit its three counties. the core city which is about 5 miles by four miles has been decimated. of localuse government. i don't see anything the president will do to change our problems with the the problems that have been appropriated and mismanaged.
president joe biden. that's ahead right here on "cbs this morning." >>> and the family of star linebacker junior seau filed lawsuit against the nfl says his suicide was linked to brain disease caused by the violent hits to his head when he played. there's more from other players and the potential fallout to their injuries. >> this morning on cbs "healthwatch," nfl players appear to be at an increased. in the first researchers compared retired players with four concussions each nonathletes with no concussion history. the former players showed greater areas of depression. the second study used mri scans on 26 athletes. they measured damage to the white matter in the brain and areas typically affected by traumatic brain injury. researchers could predict with nearly 100% accuracy, which athletes suffered from depression. the cdc estimates as many as 3.8 million sports concussions occur each year, and a series of high profile suicides and battles with depression have drawn attention to the serious risks posed by the injuries. the effects could also provide similar insight to those in the milit
the oath of office when she swore in vice president joe biden. president obama spoke with these historical moments in mind during his speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> in many ways, this speech was progressives. this is what we have been waiting for to hear for four years. the president is older now, and certainly wiser to the position about how washington works. but at least for today he will not let trivial politics derail the progressive course that this country is on. president obama looked out to the crowd on the national mall today and saw the full scope of america, young and old, rich and poor, black, white, hispanic, asian. he recognized the moment. he captured it. the mission he is charged with today is perhaps greater than his mission of four years ago. in 2009, he was of course there to lead us out of this economic tragedy that we were living in. in
president joe biden who will meet with the connecticut governor promised mayors across the country yesterday that the administration is in it to win it for this fight. >> there's some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to the gun lobbies and those who demand the stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. high capacity magazines don't have a practical sporting purpose or hunting purpose. as one hunter told me. if you've got 12 rounds, you've got 12 rounds, it means you've already missed the deer 11 times, you should pack the sucker in at that point. you don't deserve to have a gun period you're that bad. >> as the obama administration builds up for the legislative battle, a new poll shows 56% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usua
as we approach 5:15. vice president joe biden taking his message on gun control to the internet. he'll answer questions about president obama's recently introduced gun-control measures. this afternoon, he will appear in a live video chat, google-plus hangout, to field questions about the administration's efforts to reduce gun violence. tomorrow the vice president heads to richmond to meet with virginia state lawmakers about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook moose kerr nt-- mast meets for the first time. the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who was involved in the aftermath of columbine and the virginia tech shooting. they will be asked to make recommendations on safety at schools, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created a month ago by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> it is up to the senate to decide whether congress should table the debate over raising the debt limit until spring. the house passed a bill yesterday that allows the government to continue borrowing money to pay bill
news for you at this hour. joe biden is going on the road to push the obama administration's gun control plan. biden who led the gun violence task force heading to richmond, virginia this morning with other administration officials including democratic senator tim cane. virginia is very much a pro second amendment state. president obama wants background checks and to ban assault weapons for high compasssy is it magazines. many are concerned the proposal slett threatens the right to bear arms. >> republican house speaker john boehner with a grim warning about what he expects about president obama. >> we are there over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. >>age nile late the republican party. giving the speechl the day after the inauguration at a washington court. >> two guys filed suit against the restaurant chain. this picture went viral last week showing the chain's famous foot long sandwich which came up short of the 12 inches actually. i think more like 11. the chain issued a statement saying we have redo
on the new rules is expected today. >>> vice president joe biden will team up with google today for a chat about gun control. he'll answer questions for 30 minutes on the new white house policy recommendations to reduce gun violence. the administration planned numerous chats like this one during the second term. today's fireside hangout starts at 1:45 p.m. eastern time. and the name is a 21st century update of president franklin roosevelt's famous fireside chats on the radio. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." president obama's 23 executive orders on gun control are still being attacked by conservative lawmakers in washington. republican congressman steve stockman of texas has introduced a bill to outlaw the orders as unconstitutional. previously, he threatened to file impeachment proceedings against the president because of the executive orders. beyonce singing the national anthem sparked a lot of reaction over lip syncing. the performance was praised bay reeja franklin who said she did a beautiful job. and aretha who sang at the 2009 inaugu
will meet with the vice president joe biden today to discuss issues raised by the elementary school shooting. is comes on the same day as another meeting on the future of sandy hook elementary school where 26 people were killed last month. people want that building torn down. others think it should be renovated and reopened. sandy hook students are attending class at a former middle school in a nearby town. the movie theater in colorado where 12 people died and dozens more were hurt in a shooting rampage last summer and is set to reopen its doors. victims, their families, first responders, and local leaders attended a reopening ceremony thursday night where some boycotted the event. the theater owner plans to temporarily reopen the complex today and it will be permanently reopened next friday. >> new figures on d.c. traffic camera program show it is breaking in a lot of cash. examiner is reporting a program collected nearly $2 million this past december. that is up more than 2000% from december 2011. the district has stood by its program as an effective tool to combat traffic fatalities. the
. as trace gallagher reports, vice president joe biden will hit the road to promote the government's plans. >> reporter: vice president biden launching a series of road trips to promote gun control. the white house says the campaign includes a visit to virginia a state where many strongly support gun rights. virginia experienced its open school shooting tragedy. thirty-two people were killed in a rampage at virginia tech in 2007. debates over gun control continue across the nation n minnesota, a group of sheriffs calling for stronger background checks. they also want to make it harder for people with mental illness to buy guns. >> never, and i mean never, should a person who has been deemed mentally and dangerous by the courts be allowed to purchase a handgun. >> reporter: in southern california, police officers in one school district getting more than a dozen semiautomatic weapons. >> it is unfortunate we have to have that. it is the best message we could send to anybody who thinks to harm our children. the message we are sending is not near, not now. >> reporter: in northern texas, a sch
and the rest of the first family will attend the service at st. john's episcopal church. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will also be in attendance. the first family will leave for the capitol later in the morning. president obama will then be sworn in and deliver his inaugural address followed by awe luncheon at the capitol this afternoon. the parade is set to begin at 2:30 this afternoon. the inauguration day will end with a pair of inaugural balls at the convention center. >> there's one thing that will be constant from now throughout evening. that is the cold. >> that's right. >> it is bitter cold already. >> 4:01. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. >>> there's going to be a warmup at the swearing in ceremony. we have high clouds drifting over the metro area. it's clear south and east and farther north and west, a partly cloudy sky starting off very early on this 21st day of january. right now, it's in the upper 20s in montgomery county. in prince george's county, low 30s. right in washington, it's in the low 30s there. low
of mayors' winter meeting. vice president joe biden will speak to the group just getting under way here live on c-span. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. whenever there's a major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to h
and vice president joe biden all participating in service projects in the d.c. area today and calling on all americans to join community events across the country. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> molly: there are two parts of this day of service. it's a kickoff to the inauguration weekend and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get inv
joe biden is holding a talk on gun violence today. it is a modern-day version of roosevelt's fireside chat only this will be a google fireside hangout. the online meeting starts at 1:45 eastern this afternoon and lasts for half an hour. biden will be alongside venture capital ist guy wysocki and phil defranco. they're discussing the new policies on curbing gun violence. biden has scheduled his first gun safety trip. friday, he's headed to richmond, virginia to discuss president obama's efforts on gun violence. it is a start of an outside push to build support for the president's new policies and while obama will likely also hit the road soon, for now he's staying home. biden will be joined by other administration officials and by virginia senator tim kaine. >>> the house has passed a short-term extension on the debt ceiling, giving the country until may 18th to negotiate the limit and new budget priorities. as part of yesterday's deal though republicans are stepping up their austerity campaign and demanding steep cuts from president obama before they raise the debt ceiling. the g.o.p.
. thank you. >> happening today, vice president joe biden launches a white house campaign to promote gun control plan. today the vice president will host a web chat to discuss ways to reduce gun violence. tomorrow he takes a message on the road with a stop in richmond, virginia. john kerry will face the senate foreigns relation committee. the president picked massachusetts senator to replace the retiring hillary clinton as the nation's top diplomate. kerry will likely cruise through an easy confirmation. >> it was emotional, blunt and sometimes heated testimony as secretary of state hillary clinton answered questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. accused the white house of fwlaming the attack on an offensive video. >> the fact is we had four dead americans was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk and decided they'd kill americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about th
, the reverend al sharpton, our coverage starting at 10:00, and vooi vice president joe biden will are sworn in, at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts, and the president will deliver his second inaugural address. there will be the singing of the national anthem, then by a person named beyonce who you may have heard of. there will be the signing ceremony, and of course, the parade. there is a lot going on. it is a big day. we're going to be covering all of it starting at 10:00 eastern on monday, and then monday night i will be here for something we call "the rachel maddow" show, it is a big day, take your vitamins and get a good night's sleep. that does it for us, we'll see you again on monday morning at 10:00. now it is time for "the last word." have a great weekend. >>> at the retreat, the republicans are trying to figure out one of the hardest questions in all of politics. what do you do after you lose? >> all the talk about republicans on the ropes, conservatives and then retreat. we've come a long way since. >> and house gop leaders in virginia. >> getting
answers. verizon. . >>> vice president joe biden is make a road trip to push for new grab control laws and he will head to richmond tomorrow along with senator tim kaine. president obama is planning to hit the road to draw support for the issue. to push for new gun control laws. >>> a controversial piece of artwork. a banned portrait of the queen of england is now on display after 60 years. it was ordered hidden from the public by the liverpool town hall council because it didn't look enough like her majesty. see if you can figure out why. well, it is because it showser with a long next which you can tell she doesn't look like that. but to mark the anniversary of the queen's core nation, it is now hanging in st. george's hall. they said let's pull it out anyway. >> somebody day bad -- did a bad job so they hid it. >> i wonder what happened to the person who created it. >> must be a lot of pressure. >> remember kate middleton's picture. >> there was all that controversy. >> i didn't love that, did you? >> how do you mess that up. if you are an artist, how do you make her neck like a gir
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